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Applying through UCAS Conservatoires

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Conservatoires are higher education institutions that specialise in the teaching of music, dance and drama; there are nine in the UK.

For entry to any of the eight conservatoires listed below apply through the online system, UCAS Conservatoires Apply.

UCAS Conservatoires Apply 2019 is live from July 2018.

You can apply to up to six conservatoires at one time. The application fee for 2018 entry is £25, regardless of whether you apply for one course or six.

There are also audition fees, which vary depending on the conservatoire. You may have to pay these at the same time as your application fee. Visit the UCAS Conservatoires website for more information.

Key Dates for 2019 Entry

18 July 2018

UCAS Conservatoires Apply for undergraduate courses opens, so you can start making choices and filling in your application.

1 October 2018

This is the deadline for 'on-time' applications for music courses. If you want to apply after this date you must check with the conservatoire directly if they have any vacancies left.

Deadlines for dance, drama and musical theatre courses may be different - check conservatoires' websites for details.

15 January 2019

This is the deadline date for most undergraduate dance, drama or musical theatre courses.

28 August 2019

Final deadline date for late applications.


For information about audition dates, visit the conservatoires' websites or contact them direct.


When UCAS receives your application, it sends you a welcome email that lists your choices. Use your personal ID (confirmed in the welcome email), username and password (that you used to make your application) to view your application on UCAS Conservatoires Track, the system that allows you to track its progress.


Eight of the nine UK music conservatoires take part in UCAS Conservatoires. They are:

Birmingham Conservatoire
Leeds College of Music
Royal Academy of Music
Royal College of Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the RSAMD)
Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

The remaining one – the Guildhall School of Music and Drama – is not part of this system.
Apply directly from their Website.

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